Current News

Recent Graduate Edward Lo's Thesis Published in Geo-Marine Letters

Edward Lo (B.S. 2013) has had his undergraduate thesis research published in the journal Geo-Marine Letters. Ed worked alongside Dr. Sam Bentley for the study titled, "Experimental study of cohesive sediment consolidation and resuspension identifies approaches for coastal restoration: Lake Lery, Louisiana." Ed  was recently selected a recipient of a Fulbright Award and plans to continue his future research interests in Brazil. 

Coastal Studies Institute Receives NSF Coastal SEES Award

The LSU Coastal Studies Institute, directed by G&G Professor Sam Bentley, will be receiving a NSF Coastal SEES Award for their project “DELTA SEES: Sustainability of Deltaic Coastlines – The Trillion Dollar Problem." Dr. Robert Twilley is the lead investigator with Dr. Bentley filling the role of senior co-investigator.

Suniti Karunatillake Awarded LaSPACE Research Enhancement Award

Dr. Suniti Karunatillake has been named a finalist to receive a $32,000 research enhancement award from the Louisiana Space Consortium. The award will help fund research conducted by Dr. Karunatillake's Planetary Science Lab titled "Remote Sensing, Ground Infrared and Neutron Spectroscopy to Support Planetary Analog Exploration"

Congratulations Summer Graduates!

LSU celebrated its 284th commencement exercises on Friday August 8. The Department of Geology & Geophysics is proud to congratulate our graduates as they embark on new adventures in life. Click "view more" for a list of our newly minted alumni.

Sam Bentley Joins LA CPRA Framework Development Team

Dr. Sam Bentley has been asked to serve as the state's Academic Member of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Framework Development Team, an upper level advisory team of stakeholders and experts that will help guide development of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan.